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If they actually end up selling this thing, I hope they make a GameBoy Advance version, there's a few games on that platform that I'd like to play (+ I want an excuse to replay Pokémon Emerald and the Gen 1 remakes).
GameBoy Advance mini would be cool too.



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I really wish they would release their classic games for the iphone/ipad and android. I know apple takes a hefty cut (maybe they could compromise but apple is a trillion$ company so probably not). I just dont understand why I can’t legally purchase an old zelda or pokemon game in a phone in 2018. what do they have to lose? phones are constantly refreshing so they could remonitize everything again which is what nintendo cares about. devices usually lose support after so many years so there would be new purchases let alone a constant flow of new customers as children get their first smartphones



Signalstar said:
Is there any reason why the case could not be a fully functional Game Boy that just fits onto your phone?

Because that would be much bigger than what we see here in the patent.



CaptainExplosion said:
Signalstar said:
Is there any reason why the case could not be a fully functional Game Boy that just fits onto your phone?

Because that would be much bigger than what we see here in the patent.

Why? Game Boy technology is more than 30 years old. They can shrink all the internal stuff down. I don't expect the device to play cartridges.



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Signalstar said:
CaptainExplosion said:

Because that would be much bigger than what we see here in the patent.

Why? Game Boy technology is more than 30 years old. They can shrink all the internal stuff down. I don't expect the device to play cartridges.

Sorry, what I meant was it'd be too thick, but there was the GameBoy Pocket, so yes they can now install even more games on smaller internal hardware. :)